Category: South Asia

Watchdogs not lapdogs

By S N Sinha* If those in power think that by shooting the messenger, ‘All is well’ message goes to the public, they are mistaken. Suppression of the flow of news to the people and keep them in dark is not healthy for democracy. What is happening in Uttar Pradesh, […]

RSS Chief meets foreign media in New Delhi

From Rajeev Sharma NEW DELHI, September 24: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today met about 70 foreign journalists from 30 countries based here at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre. The rather rare meeting called ‘An Interaction’ in the invite, Mr Bhagwat talked about the abrogation of Article […]

Kashmiri Pandits: A community in exile finds its voice through poetry

For while the taps run dry, Here in exile, Vitasta (Jhelum) is only a memory- Subhash Kak In their poetry, the Kashmiri Pandit poets engage with the multitude of experiences which emanate from their exodus and their subsequent life as migrants. By Basharat Shameem Having been in exile for more […]

The global shift to the Right

No matter how successful the right may be in the short-run in mobilizing people around a divisive agenda, it is incapable of leading them out of the current economic crisis. It is only the left that can provide a way out. By Prabhat Patnaik We often miss this aspect in […]

Truth vs Misinformation: IFJ launches 17th South Asia Press Freedom Report

IFJ: “This 17th annual review of journalism in the region, Truth vs Misinformation: The Collective Push Back charts the challenges, triumphs and, most importantly, the solidarity of this region’s brave and determined media community over the past year. While battered by the ugly game-changing rise of fake news and the […]